CherryPop online slot by Yggdrasil in collaboration with AvatarUX is the third title from the developer featuring the innovative PopWins mechanic. The slot initially looks like a standard 5x3 reel fruit machine-themed title, but as you win, symbols are replaced, and your reel height grows. The game’s symbols are classic slot fruits and some shiny diamonds, and you can test your luck to boost the bonus feature. Free spins, multipliers, cascading wins, and expanding reels.
Every winning combination that appears on the reels will disappear and each empty spot will be replaced with 2 new symbols, effectively increasing the reel height by 1 each time, up to a maximum of 6 rows. The process will repeat as long as winning combinations appear. If you manage enough consecutive cascading wins to get all the reels to their maximum height, you will activate free spins.
Once you activate free spins, you will be given a choice to either take 5 free spins and proceed or test your luck on the Gamble Wheel, where you could increase your number of free spins up to 16 or lose them all. The PopWins mechanic is still active for this feature and you can now increase your reel height to a maximum of 9 and a progressive multiplier that starts at 2x will kick in that increases by 1 with each cascading win. Once all the reels have reached a height of 9, the multiplier value will be increased by 3 and each subsequent cascading win will increase the progressive multiplier by 4.
If activating free spins the hard way isn’t for you, you can use the bonus buy feature. For 75x your bet, you can manually trigger free spins.
CherryPop slot makes great use of an innovative mechanic and sweetens the pot with impressive potential. The slot has an understated, classic theme with some catchy 80’s electro beats in the background and the overall sensory experience is pleasantly retro. The PopWins mechanic makes for some exciting spinning as you watch your reels grow with each successive win.
Things get even more thrilling when you trigger free spins where the massive reel set can give you up to 59049 ways to win and the progressive multiplier gets aggressively larger the more you win, helping you secure the slot’s maximum possible payout of $1,127 720. One of the challenges this slot does present is that things can feel a bit dry if you hit a patch of non-winning spins with no wild symbols or any other sub-features to break the momentary monotony. This title is worth checking out, whether you’re new to the PopWins mechanic or a returning fan.